Bullying 101

True-crime research, novel writing research, and updates.

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ROBIN LYONS, AUTHOR, WEBSITEAs National Bullying Awareness Month 2020 comes to a close, I thought I’d share a little about bullying in general rather than a summary of a specific true-crime case. Perhaps if we understand the bully, we may be better equipped to council our children and grandchildren so they don’t become a bullying victim. Read More

Spreading False Rumors

True-crime research, novel writing research, and updates.

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ROBIN LYONS, AUTHOR WEBSITEBLOG POST #250: Spreading False Rumors

Toward the end of the 2018-2019 school year, at a charter school in Colorado, eleven students and their families were forever changed—two shooters, eight injured and one who died. Read More

Back-to-School 2020

True-crime research, novel writing research, and updates.

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It’s back-to-school time across the U.S. As students return to schools, a few will be bullies resuming their pattern of perpetual torment.

BLOG POST #243: This week, I’m sharing an update to a true-crime case shared previously about a 16-year-old bullied high school student. Read More

Auto Shop Indecency

True-crime research, novel writing research, and updates.

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What is far too common in these type cases is the teacher socializing with students after school or on the weekend. That’s a BIG RED FLAG.

It doesn’t matter if the relationship is consensual. Until a student is 18, a sexual relationship with an adult is against the law.

BLOG POST #232: This week, I’m sharing research on a specific crime involving an auto shop teacher and one of his students. Read More

Restless Teen

True-crime research, novel writing research, and updates.

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Robin Lyons, Author True-Crime ResearchWhile schools have been closed due to COVID-19, state and federal judicial systems are continuing to deliver sentences for crimes related to schools.

BLOG POST #231: This week, I’m sharing research on a true-crime involving a bored teenager.

Small towns make restless teenagers, especially in the summer, when schools aren’t in session. I get it—I was a bored teen growing up in a small, rural town. But destructive acts are not the answer.

Male body parts, racial slurs, swastikas, ‘88’ (a Hitler reference), and obscene comments about a woman were painted on local schools. The racial slurs bumped the misdemeanor crimes to hate crimes—felonies. Read More